City Boundary Changes

ORS 222.870
Hearing in affected territory

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Upon receipt of the certified copy of the resolution, and verification by the local board of health having jurisdiction, the Oregon Health Authority shall review and investigate conditions in the affected territory. If it finds substantial evidence that a danger to public health exists in the territory, it shall issue an order for a hearing to be held within the affected territory, or at a place near the affected territory if there is no suitable place within that territory at which to hold the hearing, not sooner than 30 days from the date of the order.


Upon issuance of an order for a hearing, the authority shall immediately give notice of the resolution and order by publishing them in a newspaper of general circulation within the city and the affected territory once each week for two successive weeks and by posting copies of the order in four public places within the affected territory. [1973 c.624 §6; 1973 c.637 §5; 1975 c.639 §4; 1983 c.407 §6; 2009 c.595 §183]
§§ 222.850 to 222.915

Notes of Decisions

These provisions authorizing the state Health Division to order annexation to a city or territory within which there exist conditions dangerous to the public health do not constitute an unlawful delegation of legislative power. Kelly v. Silver, 25 Or App 441, 549 P2d 1134 (1976)

These sections apply even though an area is served by an existing sanitary district. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), aff'd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

As agency actions under these sections do not involve decisions concerning land use, ORS 197.180, requiring adherence to state-wide planning goals in planning and other actions by state agencies, is inapplicable. West Side Sanitary Dist. v. Health Div., 42 Or App 755, 601 P2d 858 (1979), aff'd as modified 289 Or 417, 614 P2d 1151 (1980)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Territory separated into two parcels as eligible for health hazard annexation, (1980) Vol 41, p 195

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Notes of Decisions

Provisions of this chapter do not require final decisions on small tract annexations to be made in quasi-judicial proceedings rather than by popular vote. Stewart v. City of Corvallis, 48 Or App 709, 617 P2d 921 (1980), Sup Ct review denied


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